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The Germans Better get Busy…

The Greeks still need to Get Paid for Nothing.

The is an amazing day for all of us who cannot understand why a serious conversation about subsidizing the idle is always ignored.

It is the beginning…

(And for God’s sake give Scotland what they wish for, their Independence… then hold them to it.  The Scot’s are not interested in Learning Mandarin, or for that matter Russian, and someone will have to help them defend the keep.)


Throwing a Life Line to the EU…

OK…

Time to get out your tin foil hats.  Push them firmly down on your head and grab a drink.

Ready?

Let’s Go!

Let’s suppose for a moment that roughly 20-years ago, when the idea of the European Union was still young, the support it won from the ‘Educated’ Leftists world over was due to their full knowledge it was Doomed to Fail.

Your hat still on?

Now that the EU is, in fact, Failing…

Let’s suppose that the very ‘Educated’ Leftists world over who supported the EU twenty tears ago DO NOT WANT TO SAVE IT because it’s Failure was the desired outcome.

Marx stated that Capitalism must collapse and Marxism/Socialism/Democracy/Progressive Leftist Liberal ideology would rise from the ashes by default.

European Leftists believe Social Democracies to be “Capitalist”.  The EU is a collection of Social Democracies.

Drunk yet?

Let’s combine this with my belief that the latest Trade Agreement which our politicians seem determined to shove down our throats, just like Obama Care, is actually a lifeline for our Socialist Friends over in the EU.

If I’m correct, then this explains why our homegrown ‘Educated’ Leftists also do not support the passage of this Super Secret Trade Legislation.  They, with their Fellow Travelers across the pond, want the EU to collapse because they believe that it will result is a Massive Win for Socialism/Marxism.

OK… if you haven’t passed out yet, you can take your hat off.

For the record, I also oppose the Trade Act.  But I haven’t read it… and neither have any of our supposed representatives who are trying to convince us it MUST BE PASSED.  My default position on all things I have not read is not to agree to it.  Pretty simple.  I should also state that I do not believe that the obvious outcome of the collapse of Western Socialist Democracies (calling them Capitalism does not make them Caitlyn Jenner) is finally the rise of the ‘right kind of’ Communism. The Social Democracies world over deserve to fail because of their predictably inane ideas.  The idea U.S. tax dollars should go to save them from their fate is outrageous.

In the end, I refuse to continue to be a Subject of Socialists…

But it seems that too many of our elected officials see our ‘friends’ across the pond as allies… instead of ideologically challenged associates.  This issue is the perfect light in which to view those who we support.

In fact, any one of those who are supposed to be representing us who ask us to support the Super Secret Trade Legislation which neither they nor anyone else has read should be drummed out of politics altogether.

(As a note:  Mr. Ryan… you have not read this Act.  So STFU.)

You want our support?

Make the Trade Legislation Public.

Allow Us to Read the Trade Legislation.  You MUST Read it… because IT’S YOUR JOB.

Allow all of Us to Discuss the Trade Legislation.

Then do what we ask you to… unless it’s in conflict with the Constitution.

I know this would change the current, and clearly comfortable, paradigm of “You’re all too stupid to know what we’re doing.” Gruber Government.  But that’s the “Change” we demand.  And WE get to Demand things here in America… Or at least we used to.

 


Mexico’s Greek Problem

The Greeks are causing problems Everywhere!

If they’re not supposedly Raping College Coed’s, they’re screwing it up for North American Socialists.

So there I was killing a little time reading Lenin’s pamphlet “Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism” where he referenced Calwer’s book “An introduction to World Economics” and it dawned on me.  Since nothing is new… the citing of 19th century world power and wealth accumulation struck me as oddly relevant to the globe of 2015.

Climbing into the ‘way-back’ machine and ending up in the early nineties you would see many of us decrying the idea of an EU. We did this not because we feared the brilliant long-term success predicted for such a move towards the One World Socialist Utopia, but rather because we knew it would lead to economic instability throughout the world… exactly opposite of what those supporting the idea promised.

We were out in the wilderness attempting to explain to the handful of people who would listen that Huge mistakes could now be made by an entity so large… and the ramifications would be catastrophic.  We saw this with the EU insatiable appetite for US Junk Debt in the form of derivatives, and the subsequent economic meltdown of 2008 as a result.

But I must also give a nod to a secondary concern, that being the short-term success at combining all of these desperate countries into one large, for all intents and purposes, Nation.

It was the North American Socialists drive to do the same with the United States, Canada and Mexico.

This is still on the wish list of many Leftist Politicians and the legislation/treaties required are sitting in someones drawer waiting for the right time to be offered up to the American People… or simply Forced Upon Us as was Obamacare.

So let’s travel back to today…

Greece is about to sink the EU. And if not Greece, Spain and Portugal are waiting in the wings watching closely the events and waiting their turn to hold the rest of the EU hostage.

I will offer that the exit of Greece from the EU, read default, will set back the Socialists dream of an ‘Amero’ 50 years. I cannot say they will give up their attempts to destroy Freedom, Liberty and Free Exchange, as they never have. But the very events in Europe we are watching today are unwelcome by the Global Statists as it clearly demonstrates the fragility of monopolies as well as the futility of government planning.

Everybody cheats… including countries.

There are the Makers (Such as Germany) and the Takers (Such as Greece, Spain and Portugal).

The Takers are not interested in making an effort to be responsible for their actions and expendatures.

The Makers will always find themselves enabling the Taker’s addiction to spending and lethargy.

Self-interest will never be removed from the Human Condition… thank God.

Because of that, we are watching the dissolution of yet another Great Socialist Plan right before our eyes.

Luckily this is happening before the Untied States was convinced, or Pushed, into the same such agreement with our neighbors to the North and South of us.

If you are anything like me and read the stories coming out of Europe while wondering why the EU is trying so hard to keep the Greeks in the Club… it’s because the very legitimacy of Socialism is riding on a Healthy, Vibrant EU.

But what Socialists around the world simply cannot embrace is their very Governing Theory is poisonous… and the arrival of Death, Destruction and Oppression is only a matter of time.  The results of Force and Acceleration in the name of Administration will always be failure.  It’s simply to what degree.

So it is True.

The Greeks are indeed causing havoc Around the World.

However, the only people getting Raped are the Member Nations of the EU.

But they were asking for it.

I mean really… have you seen the way they dress?


The Greek Left Wins Big…

…Over the Greek Left.

If you’re a passive News Watcher you might’ve heard that ‘The Greek Leftist Party, Siryza, has won power in Greece by a Landslide.

But you might also take away the idea that Leftists winning must mean that something other than Leftists were in power.

You would be wrong.

What happen over the last 48-hours is Leftists took power from Leftists in a Landslide.

The Old Leftists had embraced Fiscal responsibility as demanded from the European Union in order for Greece to retain its membership and continue to receive bail outs from the more prosperous members like Germany.

The New Leftists don’t like the idea of Fiscal responsibility as they don’t think they should have to be more responsible, and/or think the “Austerity measures” are only being applied to the Sheep (Of course they don’t see themselves as Sheep, they never do.) and not all Greek Citizenry, particularly those in Government.

I would tell you the Latter is true… but the tragedy is the Leftist Progressive Ideology is exactly why 1.) They’re in the Fiscal Hole they are in and 2.) The Austerity Measures only Apply to the Sheep.

Socialists Always fight each other over Who gets to control everything…  the only time they unite is in their hatred of those of of who believe in Individual Liberty and Freedom.

Which brings us to today.

The Old Left, those Elitist Rich Guys who believe Greeks are Stupid and have no idea how to make the right choice when presented with only one choice to make, decided to try whatever they had to try to save the Great Socialist Dream which has been Greece for decades and by extension the European Union.  (They were excited to join the EU in the first place because they knew they were in fiscal trouble.)

In doing so, the Old Left made those who have kept them in power… Greece’s Useful Idiots… angry because the idea of responsibility is completely foreign to them and brings with it difficult times requiring sacrifice. “Austerity” is not Fun.  But they had the ‘Fun’, and now they have to pay for the ‘Fun’.

The above set the stage for a ‘New’ Left to “Win Big” during this election cycle.  As we know here is the U.S., people tend to vote for people who promise to give them stuff.  It’s a rule the Left knows well and uses always.

So what we have here is The Useful Idiot Left throwing out The Elitist A-Hole Left. Leftist on Leftist violence.

Remember, there are no ‘Conservatives’ as we call them in Greece.  The ‘Right-Wing’ only means the Right side of the Socialist Spectrum.  Actual Capitalists do not exist as a political movement in Greece.  You have all the varied flavors of Marxism such as Fascism, Communism, Progressivism, Liberalism, Socialism, etc. some of which the useful idiots label as Capitalism.  But Free-market Capitalism protected by Constitutionally Limited Government is non-existent in Greece.  (It could be argued it’s non-existent here too… but that’s many other posts.)

The events in Greece are going to be fun to watch as the entire utopian EU dream is at stake.

This turn of events amounts to what happens when a plane gets caught in a flat spin. The outcome is fatal not just for the plane but for all on it and all directly underneath it.

But this is Socialism on Parade.

(It’s also worth noting that the Greek ‘opposition’ parties have long labeled ‘conservative leftists’ and ‘fascists’ as Capitalists. The Left has jockeyed with other Leftist groups for power for 100 years or longer. None of this new. What’s new is the idea that a group of appropriately self-interested countries can get together and trust each other to ‘pull their weight’ and operate for the benefit of the Commune. We, at least those of us firmly grounded in Capitalism and Voluntary trade motivated by Self interest, knew full well it would fail before it started. Socialist Dreams like the EU have never worked. And, they never will…  but those who subscribe to these ideas will be doomed to repeat such experiments over and over.  If nothing else, you have to admire the tenacity of Useful Idiots.  Keep an eye on Spain and Portugal… they’re EU members chock full of Useful Socialists too.)


EU on the Rocks…

So… here we are again.

The Epic Failure of Socialism is being laid out on the world stage for all to see.

This time it’s the EU.

Let me line this out in the simplest terms;

The guy who is working and doing well for himself (Germany) is not interested in continuing to support the guys that are not working and don’t take care of themselves (Greece and Spain… soon Portugal followed by the rest of the group sooner than later.).

There you go.  That’s it.  And it’s always that simple.

Granted all are Socialist, and all consider themselves the smartest countries (people) in the room (world)… but isn’t that also how it always is?

Even Socialists don’t like Socialism when it comes right down to it… they just use the idea to stay in power.

How many times must we (U.S.) experience the first hand failure of Socialist ideas? We personally suffer from bankrupt brilliance such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security.  We watch the total collapse of the workers paradise in the Soviet Union and Cuba… we see China moving as quickly as possible (possible meaning just fast enough for those in power to stay in power) and yet we double down on our current march to progressive utopia.

The reason we keep reliving this scenario is because the self assessed smartest people in the room do not like Individual Liberty, Capitalism, and the Free-Market that sustains both of them.  The reason they don’t like the above is that it doesn’t require their input… only their participation on their own behalf.

When President Bush was asked what the American people can do to rally themselves after the 9/11 attacks he said “Go shopping.”  There, of course, was laughter from the Left.  Then a shaking of their collective heads regarding how “stupid” or President was.  But this reaction was predictable, there is far more to this statement than any Liberal can comprehend… because they cannot envision a society that doesn’t need to be planned by them.  They have been taught that Adam Smith “created” free exchange rather than simply observing it as a state of nature. (The default state of economics)  Economic activity was exactly what we needed and it was exactly the way the common citizen could participate in fighting those who wished to destroy our way of life.  With not a small dose of ironic laughter… isn’t it funny that the current administration is chasing that very same desire,  that we all go shopping?

So, here we are again.  We will all be treated to front row seats to the total meltdown of European Socialism… live.  Hopefully some on this side of the pond will learn, finally, that Socialism sucks… the life out of everyone and everything.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking Leftists will go away anytime soon however, because those in control don’t easily leave the stage.  Like I just said, they can’t imagine a world that doesn’t need them planning it.

There is one benefit to all of this…

French wine should get cheaper before it’s all over.

(Originally Posted 053112)


Spying on Other Countries!

This cannot stand!

We must be outraged!

At least according to Diane Feinstein.

“With respect to NSA collection of intelligence on leaders of U.S. allies — including France, Spain, Mexico and Germany – let me state unequivocally: I am totally opposed.” -Sen. Diane Feinstein D-CA

In regard to the NSA’s Domestic Spying program affecting 330,000,000 Americans the Senator is silent.  Well actually not silent so much as a proponent.

So one must discern in her mind it is out of bounds to collect intelligence from Socialists around the Globe as well as on our borders, but clearly acceptable for the U.S. Government to do so from million’s of innocent Americans.

I wonder what label she would give her preferred flavor of governing theory?

I’ve long held that these people will tell you what they think if you’re willing to listen.

France… OFF LIMITS!

You… Fair Game.


Why Cyprus Kinda Matters…

There is a cooking process that is required to create the perfect Creme Anglaise.
While Stalin’s Omelet recipe requires “breaking some eggs…”
Soros’ Creme Anglaise recipe requires “tempering” them.

(George’s recipe is more delicate and sophisticated.  We should expect nothing less from a Socialist graduate of the London School of Economics.  By the way, Soros is a horrible man.  The more you learn about this guy, the creepier and more dangerous he appears.  I recommend looking for yourself.)

He knows, If you heat your eggs too quickly… they scramble.

And, That’s Bad.

You have to bring the mixture “to temperature slowly” to attain the perfect texture.

Cyprus is the first part of that process.  They are the egg yolks brought just to the point of boiling, separate from the whole.  Then slowly mixed back in…

They are a very small, isolated, portion of the EU… the “only people hurt” will be a select few citizens of Cyprus and a reasonably large block of “Rich Russians” who are already being positioned as criminals.  They might be criminals, but why is that important?  These two factors are important because we don’t want to scramble these eggs before we add them into the rest of the Euro Zone.  Nobody likes “Rich Russian Criminals” and there are too few Rich Cyprus Citizens to get angry… besides, they’re “Rich”… we all hate the “Rich” people right?  Make no mistake, this is a gentle business.  Once you scramble the eggs you can’t un-scramble them, so finesse is required.  But the Socialists have proven it can be done.  (Which I’ll explain shortly.)

The rest of the Euro Zone is the mixture that needs to accept the hot egg mixture and be brought to temperature.  In other words, they must be OK with the idea that the International Monetary Fund can seize the property of those who live in the zone.  For that matter, it must be perceived by a majority that it is “OK” to seize the property of those who simply have DEPOSITS in BANKS within the zone.

This is the perfect custard that Soro’s seeks.

Cyprus must be brought right up to the boiling point without going too far.  Then they must be slowing added “back into” the rest of the Euro Zone… which prepares the rest of the Zone for what’s next.

And what’s next is Italy, Spain, Portugal etc.

This is why the Germans are losing it right now.  They have propped up the Zone and see what is headed their direction.  (Just a note: These are the types of things that lead to war.)

But is Cyprus a big deal to those of us in the United States?

Well, the short answer is, aside from the possibility of that war thing, No.  No it’s not a big thing… because it has already happened here and we all seem to be OK with it.

In fact, it has happened in two different ways.

First, the U.S. population appears to be “fine” with the idea that the Government can Nationalize a Privately Owned Auto Manufacturer in the name of “the general welfare” clause, “general” in this case meaning their biggest donors.  I might have to remind some of you that the U.S. Government went “Full Socialist” by wiping out the owners (Bond Holders) of General Motors in favor of keeping the Unions alive.  It was nothing short of Communism on Display.  Period.  And, you’re good with it.  (Don’t argue with me… you’re good with it.  Are you talking about it?  Do you hear anything about it anymore?  Did you go buy a new Camaro?  That’s what I thought… you’re good with it.  So stop complaining and keep giving Socialism a big wet sloppy kiss.)

Second, the U.S. Population appears to be “fine” with the Government “printing” as much money as it sees fit.  In other words, simply creating money out of thin air.  Magically.  And by doing so, devaluing your savings in proportion.  The Euro Zone cannot do this… trust me, if they could they would be… like crazy.

Wait!  What did he just write?  Devaluing MY savings!?

Yes… just like in Cyprus.  Surprise!  Devaluing and Seizing are the same thing… save devaluing is just complicated enough for you not to fully understand what’s happening.

Every dollar The Fed prints devalues a dollar you saved.  When the Federal Government issues another series of Quantitative Easing (QE) adding 30% to the existing money supply it takes your dollar which was worth 100 pennies and makes it worth 70 pennies.  And this doesn’t just effect the “Rich Russian Oligarchs”… it effects every man, woman and child in this country, and anyone else who has deposits here – or owns “a dollar”.  Cyprus in Nothin’!  Our Fed has done it to not just us, but to the Whole World!

So Cyprus doesn’t matter because they have already been doing it to us and we are still sitting around smiling with our thumbs up our Collective Samovars.  And the way the Socialists see it, as long as our Animal Spirits don’t wake up to the fact that our property is being seized right out from underneath us, or if they do and we don’t care, then everything is good.

In the end, Cypress only Kinda matters…

Whether we like it or not, we’re all about to get Creme’d.  The Writing is on the Menu.

Instead of Cognac, try Tequila in your Creme Anglaise… actually that would probably make it Crema Mexicano, but it works really nicely.  That is, when I have any tequila left… which is Kinda Silly.

(I’m also fully aware that Robespierre, Lenin and Stalin have been attributed to the “Break a few eggs…” quote.  While I prefer Tovarisch Stalin… you can choose. I’m good with any one of them.)